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View Poll Results: Should the NBA change the Hack-a-Shaq Rule?

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  • Yes, the full 48 should carry a 2-shot + ball penalty.

    25 14.29%
  • Yes, but not so severe and/or a shorter duartion of the game.

    15 8.57%
  • No, leave it how it is.

    68 38.86%
  • No, get rid of the rule altogether. If they can't shoot, deal with it.

    67 38.29%
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    This isn't wrestling. You don't have to give the people a show. You have a game and people play to watch the best basketball players in the world playing basketball. Its a sport and he's trying to manufacture it into something that it's not and shouldn't be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KnickaBocka.44 View Post
    I still don't understand why guys like Dwight don't get more creative when they are THAT bad at shooting free throws. He should seriously try shooting granny style; too much pride I guess.
    If it was pride, he wouldn't be shooting below 50 percent from the free throw line. I guess he rather brick and air ball every shot than help his team and make the free throws.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KnickaBocka.44 View Post
    I still don't understand why guys like Dwight don't get more creative when they are THAT bad at shooting free throws. He should seriously try shooting granny style; too much pride I guess.
    like this! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4eJ...ailpage#t=292s

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    As a Laker fan I love it, but players Dwight included should learn to make their free throws, but to be far its a cheap way to get out of playing defense just like flopping.


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    They get paid to play basketball maybe some of these players should spend a little extra time after practice learning how to shoot FT's
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    Quote Originally Posted by CB29 View Post
    This isn't wrestling. You don't have to give the people a show. You have a game and people play to watch the best basketball players in the world playing basketball. Its a sport and he's trying to manufacture it into something that it's not and shouldn't be.
    Nein nein nein! Wie kannst du es wagen zu kritisieren unser geliebter Führer David Stern

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quinnsanity View Post
    Why is nobody mentioning him calling it "the special olympics of free throw shooting"? How is that acceptable in our age of political correctness? That's so ****ing offensive.
    The argument that follows Stern's line of thinking is that the game becomes disjointed and unenjoyable to watch when it turns into a special olympics of free throwing (my words not his).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quinnsanity View Post
    Why is nobody mentioning him calling it "the special olympics of free throw shooting"? How is that acceptable in our age of political correctness? That's so ****ing offensive.
    Quote Originally Posted by topdog View Post
    Via Yahoo, Stern wants to improve the flow of the game by extending the 2 minute rule which takes place at the end of games to the full 48 minutes for off-the-ball fouling. Intentional fouls of the non-ballhandler would (and do in the last 2 minutes) result in 2 free throws plus retaining possession of the ball.

    The argument that follows Stern's line of thinking is that the game becomes disjointed and unenjoyable to watch when it turns into a special olympics of free throwing (my words not his).

    Counter arguments include the opinion that the big fellas simply need to learn how to shoot the freebies, it's a tactical part of the NBA (like no DH in the NL of baseball) and that off-the-ball fouls are not always intentional and could be unfairly punished.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nba-ba...8614--nba.html
    the commish didnt say it...the op did
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    Hate it. These are professionals... If they can't hit a free throw, that's on them. Lets not implement rules to excuse them for being pathetic at one of the games easiest aspects.

    This should not happen.

    Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, and Colin Kaepernick walk into a bar... To watch Russell Wilson win the Super Bowl.

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    I think stern is doing the right thing actually. cause the pace of games can be awful with all the fouling but I think stern should concentrate more on the other loose ball fouls throughout the game and tell refs not to call those away from the ball fouls that don't have anything to do with the ball handler. That will improve the flow of the game much more.

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    Sure, let's change the rules for EVERYONE because a handful of players can't hit an uncontested shot from the SAME position Every game.

    It's not like they haven't had Years and Years to work on that shot since they were playing in High School or College. Yes, FT's are an entirely New and Different shot than what they experienced before their pro careers.

    If your FT shooting costs a team a game, tough freaking luck. Your team mates should be calling you out, riding your butt, and your coach shouldn't be letting you do ANYTHING except shoot FT's at practices.

    And if you end up on the Bench because you can't make a FT, sorry, ZERO sympathy from me.

    Change the rules... yah, right...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjbirds View Post
    the commish didnt say it...the op did
    Didn't mean to offend anyone (and I have a hard time believing I did offend someone with "Troll" as a user title), but I thought it was an apt metaphor as we are talking about the game being turned into a free throw event in which some would claim that the players involved have a physical or mental handicap: Physical being their huge hands somehow impairing them. Mental being the number of shots they've missed/the pressure of needing to make them get to them.

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    **** David Stern

    If a professional basketball player can't hit FREE THROWS, that's his own problem.


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    I thought the point of having basketball games was to see who can win in a game of basketball.

    I didn't know the goal was for people to be entertained, first and foremost.

    I mean, if that's the case, why stop there?

    Why not just make it so that jumpshots are disallowed and the only way to score is off of alley oops?

    That would be fun as **** to watch and speed up the game like crazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bucketss View Post
    i think stern has helped the lakers enough over the years
    Yes because vetoing the Chris Paul trade was a big help.
    :c

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